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Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas Is Seeking a Pediatric Child Abuse Physician in Austin, TX

About this opportunity

  • Busy and diverse inpatient and outpatient practice
  • Team currently consists of a Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician, a Board-Certified Pediatrician, two social workers, three nurse practitioners, a program coordinator, and a program manager
  • Seton partners with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and provides faculty opportunities commensurate with qualifications and experience at the discretion of the Pediatric Chair
  • Opportunities for research, community outreach, and advocacy
  • The Child Abuse Resource and Education (CARE) team is the only coordinated child abuse pediatric team for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in Central Texas’ 46-county region surrounding Austin

The ideal candidate

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Certified/Eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Clinical skills and experience in evidence-based child abuse pediatrics in a multi-disciplinary setting

About Ascension Seton and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT)

As a member of Ascension Seton, DCMCCT is a 248-bed children’s hospital serving 46-counties. The only freestanding pediatric facility in the region with a Level I pediatric trauma center, Level IV epilepsy center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, DCMCCT’s mission is to be a center of excellence for children’s health with a strong alliance of expert personnel, facilities and other specialty resources.

Seton partners with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and shares a common vision of transforming healthcare through a focus on quality and value. Through the power of this partnership, providers share a leading role in building the future of health care for Central Texas and beyond. Ascension Seton operates the primary teaching hospitals where DMS undergraduate and graduate students train.

Austin has been designated by US News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” for several years. This growing metropolis is considered “the live music capital of the world,” a high-tech growth hub, and home to one of the largest state universities in the country. Seton Healthcare Family is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare system.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae to statement of professional interests to:

Ioana Biggers, Physician Recruiter Physician Recruitment & Integration
[email protected]

Posted 05.21.19

Assistant or Associate Professor (WOT), Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics - University of Washington

The University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine & the Child Protection Program are accepting applications for an up to full-time Assistant or Associate level faculty member with opportunity to play a role in the fellowship program if interested.

The Child Protection Program (CPP) consists of 4-5 Child Abuse Pediatricians (CAPs) and is teamed with social work and administrative support at all 3 facilities (see below).

We have a full three-year CAP fellowship with one fellow per year.

Our CPP team, supported by fellows and multi-hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), covers 24/7 call for all 3 facilities as abuse consultants.

All of the facilities are teaching institutions delivering training to medical, nursing and social work students, residents and fellows and are often involved in statewide training opportunities.   In addition, varied opportunities exist for involvement in research within each organization.

The facilities our team covers are:

  1. Seattle Children’s Hospital is a multi-disciplinary children’s hospital with a PICU, large ED and urgent care system and associated community clinics.
  2. Harborview Medical Center is a large county hospital which is a level 1 trauma and burn center and has a wide variety of specialty clinics including those involved with sexual assault, HIV, immigrant health care and women’s health care.
  3. Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Services  is a longstanding community clinic serving adult, teen and child victims of sexual abuse and trauma.

The population served by most of the facilities involves the Seattle/King County area but also supports the multi- state area of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WAMI) for training, trauma referrals and consultation.

Our team and all of the staff of the three facilities are all a part of our countywide “virtual” Child Abuse Center (CAC).   This is an active and collaborative group which is a protocol based and accredited CAC that involves law enforcement, child protective services, child abuse teams, the county prosecutor’s office and victim advocacy.

The child protection team is also involved with a consultation program for abuse and neglect cases referred to the Washington state child welfare program.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Wiester, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program
[email protected]
apply online at apply.interfolio.com/61372

Posted 04.04.19

Child Abuse Medical Director - Anchorage, Alaska

Seeking a Medical Director for Alaska Cares, the first and largest Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in Alaska. A department of The Children’s Hospital at Providence, Alaska CARES is accredited by the National Children's Alliance and part of a network of more than 850 Children's Advocacy Centers across the United States. Our innovative program features:

  • A team of highly trained and skilled forensic interviewers, care coordinators, advocates, and a medical team of experienced nurse practitioners and forensic nurses.
  • Co-location with agency partners, including child protection, law enforcement, adult forensic nursing services and an on-site Alaska Native advocacy team that provides full advocacy and referral services for Alaska Native/American Indian children and families.
  • Inpatient as well as CAC clinic-based evaluations.
  • A beautiful brand-new building https://www.providence.org/alaska-cares
  • State-wide leadership, training and mentoring opportunities.

Join us and experience all that the beautiful and scenic state of Alaska has to offer from the welcoming community of Anchorage.

  • Provide leadership and management for the program to ensure the efficient, effective and quality delivery of inpatient and/or outpatient services.
  • Help position the program to be responsive within a highly managed care health care environment; aligns program goals with hospital or entity and regional goals.
  • Competitive compensation; comprehensive benefits
  • Experienced physician required (3+ years).

Interested applicants, please send CV to:

DJ Barker, Physician Recruiter
Providence Health & Services
425-525-5856  [email protected]

Posted 04.02.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Omaha, Nebraska

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, is currently recruiting a BE/BC, fellowship trained Child Abuse Pediatrician. Children’s is a vibrant, free-standing pediatric teaching hospital and Nebraska’s only full service pediatric specialty health care center focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, clinical and outcomes, basic science and translational research, and advocacy. The hospital is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth to address our local, regional, national and global patient care. The hospital has a Level IV Regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services, and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists.  We have 50+ Specialty Clinics, 200+ Specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs, and is Magnet Certified.  Our new campus expansion plans include an additional 100+ beds to the existing 145, expansion to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center and Fetal Surgery, Infant MRI, full urology support with new urodynamic suite, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department, and new operating rooms, one which will have intraoperative MRI and navigational system. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support education and clinical and outcomes research.

We seek an individual with a passion for providing world class patient care and teaching. This opportunity allows you to join a well-established Child Protection Team affiliated with one of the largest, nonprofit CAC’s in the country, Project Harmony. The Child Protection Team assesses suspected victims of all forms of child maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, drug exposure, medical child abuse, failure to thrive, and significant social concerns. You will provide treatment and supportive resources, educate caregivers, encourage compliance with the medical plan in the home setting and coordinate with other involved providers. In addition, you would interpret medical records and testify in cases as to the medical condition and possible causes of the injury or condition. Our division has highly active follow-up outpatient clinics, including Children’s Foster Care Clinic which provides comprehensive evaluation and medical case management for children entering the foster care system. The team is supported by the hospital administration, as well as a complete compliment of hospital specialists. You will hold a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine that will be commensurate with experience. The Child Health Research Institute has been established and will provide start-up funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science, or translational research.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (including cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted to: Jon Clay, Administrator, Physician & Faculty Recruitment, [email protected] or 402.955.6971. All replies will be treated with confidentiality.

Posted 04.02.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas is seeking a Board Eligible or Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician. The program interfaces closely with Galveston County Children’s Protective Services personnel, staff at the Galveston Children’s Advocacy Center, Law Enforcement personnel and the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. The CAP provides formal consultation to regional CPS Staff in the East Texas Region and provides training for CPS and advocacy staff in a 19-county region. Local, state and federal funding supports a substantial portion of the CAP activities.

Pediatric residents rotate through the service for 2 weeks as part of their required assignments. The program offers medical student electives as well. The CAP consults on cases admitted to the University hospital service and to the Shriners Burn Hospital, both located within walking distance. A third pediatric service will be opening soon near our League City Campus, located 20 miles north of the university campus. There is outstanding support from related Radiology and subspecialty Services.

A foster care service was opened in the past 18 months. Staffed by primary care pediatrics, a CAP would have opportunity for participation as well. The primary site for medical evaluations is located at The Advocacy Center for Children at Galveston County, creating a close collaboration among the various entities supporting children and families. Leadership qualities and a valid Texas Medical License are desirable.

Interested individuals please contact:

Patricia Beach, MD
Director ABC Program for Child Safety and Protection
301 University
Galveston, TX 77555-1121
[email protected]
(409) 772-1444
(409) 771-2068 cell

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Posted 03.31.19

Statewide Medical Director for Florida’s Child Protection Team System

The State of Florida is currently seeking to recruit a Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician to lead the State of Florida’s unique network of 22 medically-directed multidisciplinary Child Protection Teams.  This position is within the Florida Department of Health.

The Child Protection Teams exist to provide the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement agencies with independent multidisciplinary opinions in cases reported for suspected child physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. The composition of the individual teams varies within the state according to geographic and demographic considerations, but typically consists of a physician serving as Medical Director, one or more Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, social workers and a team psychologist. The Teams function under the leadership and direction of a Statewide Medical Director.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Provide overall medical direction and supervision of the statewide Child Protection Teams
  • Provide statewide leadership in establishing an effective and coordinated response to Child Abuse Hotline reports with the Department of Children and Families representatives
  • Provide, upon request, second opinion medical evaluations of children
  • Recruit and make recommendations to the Deputy Secretary of Children’s Medical Services for appointment of team Medical Directors
  • Complete and provide to the Children’s Medical Services Division Director or designee, annual evaluations of all team Medical Directors
  • Direct and monitor child abuse education for CPT medical providers and team staff
  • Provide abuse and neglect training sessions for scheduled meetings
  • Participate as a committee member in the statewide Child Abuse Death Review Committee
  • Participate in monitoring of child protection teams as a member of the statewide QA/QI monitoring team
  • Attend statewide Child Protection Team meetings and other meetings and training sessions as required to maintain the knowledge and skills required for this position
  • Provide depositions and expert court testimony when appropriate

The Medical Director may be asked to represent the Department on child welfare matters to members of the legislature, local officials, other state agencies and representatives of the federal government.

As an employee of the state of Florida the CPT Statewide Medical Director is classified as a Select Exempt Services position with a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The State of Florida offers an attractive benefits package.  Interested applicants should contact Bruce J. McIntosh, M.D., Statewide Medical Director for Child Protection, at [email protected] for additional information.

Posted 03.28.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician/Fellowship Program Director – Hackensack Meridian Health – Hackensack, New Jersey

Hackensack Meridian Health is seeking a BC/BE, fellowship trained Child Abuse and Neglect Pediatrician. This opportunity is at the Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH), Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center. A 775 bed academic medical center located just outside New York City in a desirable, northern New Jersey location which offers excellent schools and easy access to New York City.

The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH) is the New Jersey state-designated Northern Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center for child abuse and neglect. Serving Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris and Sussex counties, the AHCH provides a safe and nurturing, child friendly and compassionate environment for infants, children, and adolescents who are evaluated for suspected child maltreatment. The chosen candidate will work with an energetic staff which includes a child abuse pediatrician, child abuse advanced practice nurses, nurses, psychologists and social workers. The successful candidate will participate in developing and directing an accredited Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program. Medical evaluations are provided both as an inpatient and outpatient basis. Where, outpatient evaluations occur both on the hospital campus at the AHCH and in the community at Deirdre’s House, Child Advocacy Center in Morristown, NJ. The successful candidate will also actively educate Hackensack University Medical Center pediatric residents, participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and join the Northern Child Fatality Review Team. Opportunities to participate in community outreach and advocacy through educating community pediatricians in collaboration with the NJ AAP, various community agencies, and local schools students are also available.

Opportunity Information

  • Employed position with competitive compensation package and flexible benefits program
  • Supportive clinical and administrative staff
  • Treatment provided in ‘stand alone’ Audrey Hepburn Children’s House which is part of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Deirdre’s House Child Advocacy Center.
  • Opportunity to develop and direct a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program
  • Assess patients from 5 northern counties in New Jersey
  • State designated urban center located 20 minutes to NYC

Submit your CV for immediate consideration to [email protected].

Posted 03.27.19

Associate Medical Director – Child Abuse Pediatrician – Phoenix Children’s Hospital

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is seeking a full time BC/BE Child Abuse pediatrician or pediatrician with significant interest in serving children who are suspected victims of child maltreatment to fill the position of Associate Medical Director.

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital partners with several regional advocacy center sites throughout the county and its surrounding areas. The various advocacy centers include multidisciplinary partnering agencies such as law enforcement, children’s services, victim advocates, and mental health clinicians.

Phoenix Children’s is a dedicated pediatric hospital, a level-one trauma center and home to one of the largest PICU’s in the Southwest (48 beds and more than 4500 patients each year). Our brand new facility has nearly doubled our bed capacity (from 385 to 626).

Physician will work with the team to provide services at two facilities – Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center as well as three advocacy sites – Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona, Mesa Family Advocacy Center, and Southwest Family Advocacy Center in Goodyear.

  • Team consists of one full time pediatrician, one part-time pediatrician, six nurse practitioners, two dedicated forensic interviews plus excellent support staff
  • Provide consults for hospitalized patients, ED patients, and advocacy center patients
  • Call coverage is shared equally amongst the physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Opportunity for continued program development, committee participation and research
  • Teaching opportunities throughout Phoenix Children’s Hospital Residency program, fellows and medical students as well as community education
  • Opportunity for academic appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Hospital employed position offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance.

Interested applicants, please send CV to:

Raye Jean Becker, Physician Talent Acquisition Partner
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 933-1101  [email protected]

Posted 03.21.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Mt. Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is seeking a child abuse pediatrician for our Child and Family Support Program (CFSP), in the Mount Sinai Health System.  Kravis Children’s Hospital has an active child protection program that sees a diverse patient population involving a wide range of child protection issues.  CFSP is overseen by a multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive evaluation of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect, in addition to providing support services for families who may be at risk. The CFSP multidisciplinary team includes as core members a child abuse pediatrician and a full time licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with expertise in child protection.  The child abuse pediatrician and social worker collaboratively provide comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment of high risk children and families, and communicate with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and other organizations. In addition, social workers are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week as part of an on-call program and receive training in emergency-based child protection assessment and interventions, to support after-hours consultation.  Clinical responsibilities will include the provision of outpatient care in at least one of our sites, inpatient and ED consultations, teaching fellows, residents, medical students, and staff; active involvement in outpatient quality, safety, and administrative activities; and academic/scholarly activities.

Kravis Children’s Hospital, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is the primary site of inpatient care for children who live on the Upper East Side and in Harlem. Kravis is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes 7 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large regional ambulatory footprint.

Candidates must have an MD/DO degree. We are seeking a bright, motivated, independent physician who is committed to a career in academic pediatrics, and has a strong interest in child protection.  The ideal candidate will have completed a child abuse pediatrics fellowship, and will be BC/BE. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Faculty appointment is in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


  1. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an accredited program
  2. Successful completion of a 3-year Pediatric ACGME approved residency program
  3. New York State Medical License (or eligible)
  4. Meet eligibility requirements for an appointment to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

We invite qualified individuals to send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Karen Wilson, [email protected].

Posted 03.14.19

Pediatrician - Child Advocacy & Protection Program

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) seeks a General Pediatrician with interest in child abuse pediatrics for our Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP). The pediatrician will:

  • Provide consultations for a variety of clinicians, community professionals, and Child Advocacy Centers throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • Provide acute and non-acute physical assessments, treatment recommendations, and team communication for children and adolescents when there are questions of any type of child maltreatment.
  • Work with the Director of the Child Advocacy and Protection Program to help educate medical students, residents, and other health care professionals on the extensive needs of this vulnerable population.

The chosen physician can expect:

  • A robust network of professional colleagues across New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • A second major clinical hub in Manchester, NH in the southern part of the state where large numbers of families served by CAPP live.
  • An academic appointment at the Geisel School of Medicine commensurate with experience.

Requirements include:

  • Board certification as an MD or eligible with the ability for licensure in NH.
  • Significant training and experience in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
  • Completion of an approved training program in child abuse clinical skills will be required within 6 months of hire.

Our extraordinary live well, work well benefits include:

  • Vacation Time, Paid Sick Time, CME Time
  • Health, Life, Dental, and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Outstanding Employee Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • CME Funds
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Relocation Assistance

About the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD)

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is New Hampshire's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital and provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services including a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Pediatric and Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Intensive Care Nursery (ICN), 30 specialty clinics and the CHaD Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at the link below:


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 03.14.19

Child Protection Pediatrician in Eastern Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) seeks a BC/BE child protection pediatrician to join a growing, full service child protection program that is part of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Reilly Children’s Hospital. A team of multi-disciplinary professionals currently works together through the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to provide clinical and other supportive services to children and families. The physician in this position will be responsible for: providing clinical care; providing direction for all aspects of child maltreatment evaluations; coordinating child protection medicine procedures; hospital consultations; providing legal testimony; writing and developing funding proposals and program initiatives; participating in budgeting and financial planning; providing continuing medical education for staff, social workers, residents and medical students; and community outreach. The successful candidate will be employed by LVHN and based out of the hospital’s clinic.

The Reilly Children’s Hospital at LVHN is the only children’s hospital in the region that provides care in 28 specialties and general pediatrics. There is a 30-bed inpatient unit, 8-bed Level II PICU, 40-bed Level III NICU, a pediatric specialty center, Level II pediatric trauma center and 12-bed pediatric ER.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is located in the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania, 60 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City. The Lehigh Valley is home to over 820,000 people, making it Pennsylvania’s third most populated metropolitan area and the fastest growing region of the state, due in part to its favorable business climate and attractive cost of living in comparison to surrounding areas.

Interested candidates please email your CV to Dr. Debra Esernio-Jenssen c/o

[email protected] or call 484-862-3241 for more information.

Posted 03.04.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

The Metro Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center (RDTC) at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) is seeking a third full-time BC/BE child abuse pediatrician to join our team of two CAPs, two nurse-case managers, and one LPN. The Metro RDTC is the only resource providing coordinated medical and mental health care for maltreated children in Essex County, NJ, and covers 25% of child abuse cases in the state. We are the only such center in New Jersey that is co-located in a free-standing nationally accredited CAC, which allows easy communication with our partners in the prosecutor’s office and child protective services.

Metro RDTC physicians provide both inpatient and outpatient consultations for suspected abuse and neglect. We are a busy service with good relationships with our pediatric emergency department and subspecialty services and are planning to grow our connections with the other tertiary care hospitals in the region. The Metro RDTC is active in education for pediatric residents, pediatric ER fellows, child protective services, and law enforcement.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for clinical practice, teaching, research, quality improvement, and advocacy in the field. There will be opportunities for professional growth that can be developed from the interests of a successful applicant. We offer a secure salary and benefits package.

CHoNJ and our CAC offices are located in Newark, NJ. Whatever your interests, there are close opportunities for living and recreation. Newark is 10 miles from Manhattan, which is easily reachable by car or public transportation. Newark is also near smaller metropolitan areas and family-friendly suburbs, and one hour from the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Monica Weiner at [email protected] or call 973-753-1180.

Posted 02.28.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician Needed at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Tenet Healthcare along with University Pediatricians is actively seeking a BE/BC Child Abuse Pediatrician to join the well-established Department of Pediatrics and Child Protection Team at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.


The Child Abuse Pediatrician will be responsible for providing in-depth written consultations and collaborating with sub-specialists on cases suspicious for child maltreatment. Develops protocols, trains hospital physicians and other community professionals on how to identify and/or report suspected cases of child abuse, particularly more subtle signs of abuse. Interprets medical information for the legal system and courts when needed. Demonstrates leadership for hospital in meeting needs of children and families affected by child maltreatment with the hospital and community. Participates in service line expansion and market growth initiatives. Achieve and maintain specialty hospital designation.

Academic responsibilities include training medical students, residents, and fellows in research of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment.


Candidates must be BE/BC and eligible to obtain licensure in the State of Michigan. An interest in academics is strongly preferred as this position supports the academic mission of medical education and training programs of Detroit Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

About Children’s Hospital of Michigan

For 132 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has existed for one reason and one reason alone – to improve the health and well-being of children by providing specialized care and expertise for all their unique healthcare needs. This 228-bed facility is the first and largest freestanding hospital in the state completely dedicated to serving children. As an international leader in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, CHM is ranked one of the best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. CHM is home to a free-standing Pediatric Level I Trauma Center (verified by the American College of Surgeons) as well as Michigan’s only Pediatric Burn Center that is verified by the American Burn Association.

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your current CV to:

Melanie Yenchai
Senior Physician Sourcing Specialist
Phone: 469-418-4590
Email: [email protected]

All inquiries and personal information are kept confidential.

Posted 02.22.19

Clinical Educator Opportunity - Penn State

The Penn State Health Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Penn State College of Medicine is offering an exciting clinical-educator opportunity for a faculty member in the Center for the Protection of Children (CPC).

What We're Offering

  • Mainly clinical position with ample opportunity for an early or mid-career physician to develop or expand their research portfolio.
  • Academic rank commensurate with experience.
  • Interaction and collaboration with dynamic clinicians and an outstanding array of cutting edge clinicians and researchers at both the Hershey and University Park campuses.
  • Well-known faculty and staff throughout the region for providing community trainings, and developing collaborative practices.
  • Active Telehealth program that extends the reach into rural communities throughout Pennsylvania.

What We're Seeking

  • Have completed or currently enrolled in an accredited Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship and/or BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
  • Outstanding patient care qualities.
  • Excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills required.

Center for the Protection of Children (CPC)

CPC faculty currently includes two Board Certified child abuse pediatricians, a general pediatrician, social workers, psychologists, and support staff.  The CPC is accredited by the ACGME for a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship. Clinical venues include Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center the region’s only level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, which provides the full complement of pediatric specialties that support clinical practice. The Penn State Health “Transforming the Lives of Children” (TLC) clinic in nearby Harrisburg offers evidence-based mental health services, serves as the clinical research site for investigating best practices in mental health assessment and treatment of traumatized children, harsh parenting, as well as sexual behavior problems in children. The clinic employs psychologists (clinical and research) and master’s level trauma trained therapists, has an active psychology post-doctoral training program, and provides internships in psychology and social work.  A strong collaboration with Pinnacle Health Children’s Resource Center (an NCA accredited Children’s Advocacy Center) is in place and provides further clinical and research opportunities.

Area Highlights Include

Hershey is a suburban community of 20,000 in a metropolitan area of 400,000 in one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Penn State Children's Hospital at the Hershey Medical Center is approximately 12 miles from Harrisburg, the state capital, and is one of the largest employers in the Commonwealth.

For additional information, please contact Lori Frasier MD, Director, Center for the Protection of Children at [email protected].

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. EOE-AA-M/F/D/V. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Posted 02.18.19

Child Protection Team Medical Director

The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families is a division of Arnold Palmer Hospital, which is part of Orlando Health, a not-for-profit hospital system founded in 1918. The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families brings together six programs providing services to strengthen children and families in Central Florida. Three of those programs make up the Children’s Advocacy Center. The Children’s Advocacy Center provides services associated with the assessment, advocacy and therapeutic treatment of child abuse in one child-friendly location.

The Child Protection Team provides the upfront assessment services of the Children’s Advocacy Center to aid the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement in assessing child abuse and neglect. The Child Protection Team is comprised of physicians, advanced practitioner registered nurses, and case coordinators who provide a variety of medical and social assessments culminating in recommendations being made for the protection and ongoing wellness of the child and family.

Position Job Duties


Must be a Florida licensed physician under Chapters 458 or 459, F.S. who is:

(1) A board-certified Pediatrician and who, within four (4) years following the date of employment, either (a) obtains a sub-specialty certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in Child Abuse Pediatrics or (b) meets the requirements established by a third-party credentialing entity recognizing demonstrated specialized competence in child abuse


(2) A board-certified Family Physician who, within 2 (two) years following the date of employment, meets the requirements established by a third-party credentialing entity recognizing demonstrated specialized competence in child abuse.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide medical evaluations of children. Supervise and review the work of the team’s medical practitioners.
  • Ensure medical coverage availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week for consultation as well as for direct medical assessment. Direct medical assessments occur on-site at The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, at the Children’s Advocacy Center Osceola, as well as at local hospitals in Orange and Osceola counties.
  • Assure medical representation for team staffings.
  • Arrange for and provide in-service training and other professional development for team staff and medical personnel.
  • Assist the statewide CPT Medical Director in the planning and provision of training for regional and statewide training sessions.
  • Participate as a committee member (or appoint a medical designee) in the local Child Abuse Death Review (CADR) Committee.
  • Annually, plan and conduct a minimum of two training sessions in the detection of child abuse and neglect for area physicians and other medical staff.
  • Ensure a peer review process is in place and documented, at a minimum, for all sexual abuse cases with abnormal findings.
  • Attend statewide child protection team meetings and other meetings and training sessions as required to maintain the knowledge and skills required for this position.
  • Provide depositions and expert court testimony when appropriate.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of eight hours of medical training per year in child abuse, abandonment, and neglect.
  • Serve on the DCF Critical Incident Rapid Response Team (CIRRT) if appointed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please contact Laly Serraty, 407-317-7430, ext. 2145, if you are interested and for additional information.

Posted 01.24.19

Medical Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics

Ranked as one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals in four specialties by U.S. News & World Report in 2018-2019, Valley Children’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest pediatric healthcare networks, is seeking a Medical Director for The Guilds of Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center. The Guilds at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California, is recognized in Central California and the state as a leader in advocacy, injury prevention, clinical research and academic training.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a caring, patient-focused BE/BC Pediatrician who is fellowship-trained in Child Abuse to lead and grow a practice servicing 12 counties and over 1.3 million children in the heart of California. We’re seeking someone who possesses vision and passion for their work and the desire to grow a program. Responsibilities include clinical practice and active participation in the Stanford-affiliated pediatric resident training program with opportunities available to be involved in clinical research. Academic appointment will be recommended based on training and experience.

The Guilds Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center is composed of the Child Advocacy Clinic, which operates five days a week and sees over 1,000 children each year. The team is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day for emergency coverage. The Center includes an inpatient component that evaluates about 100 children yearly in the pediatric emergency department, acute-care floors and the pediatric intensive care unit. These children are evaluated for suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The staff includes nurse practitioners specialized in child maltreatment, forensic nurses, social workers, a center coordinator and support staff.

Through the diligent efforts of the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital, a generous endowment of $5 million was presented to the Center to ensure the program’s growth and longevity. The Center continues to expand, adding more staff as the need arises. Valley Children’s Hospital and The Guilds Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center share the same philosophical objective that all children have “Futures Worth Fighting For.”
Valley Children’s 330-bed facility is one of the 10 largest free-standing children’s hospitals in the country and was recently recognized as one nation’s 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals by Soliant. The hospital occupies a 50-acre campus on the bluffs of the San Joaquin River with the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains as the backdrop. The campus also contains medical and professional buildings, a heliport, and sits next to the Ronald McDonald House. The hospital offers a 106-bed NICU (including regional satellites) and a 38-bed PICU.

The area offers a truly affordable cost of living and is located in the heart of the state in the central San Joaquin Valley of California. With a metropolitan area population of over 1,000,000 in the 2010 census, Fresno represents the third-largest metropolitan center in California and an area that abounds with fine regional and ethic restaurants, as well as a vibrant night life. Its symphony, local theater companies, music and dance productions distinguish Fresno as a city with access to a wide variety of cultural events. Fresno is the only city in the United States with three national parks in its backyard: Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite. Families will love the friendly neighborhoods and excellent schools. Fresno also provides comfortable day trips to San Francisco, the California Coast and the Los Angeles area. If you want to experience the best that California has to offer, there’s no better place to live.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners, by email at [email protected], or by phone at (877) 440-3832 or call/text at (214) 850-3094.

Posted 01.16.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) is seeking a full time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician for our child advocacy program. CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia. Our 206 bed multispecialty hospital cares for 200,000 children each year, and recently received provisional level 1 Trauma certification. CHKD has a full complement of pediatric subspecialists, including pediatric radiologists, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric intensivists, pediatric emergency doctors, and pediatric hospitalists. The successful candidate will be joining Michelle Clayton MD, MPH, FAAP, a board certified child abuse pediatrician who has 14 years of experience in the field.

The Child Abuse Program at CHKD is the only regional hospital-based child advocacy center in Virginia, is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance, and is a member in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The program is a fully equipped facility which provides a range of services, including mental health services, victim advocacy, case management services, interviews, and medical services. In FY18 the program served over 1,500 children. The program has an excellent working relationship with ten multidisciplinary teams and is widely recognized as a leader in providing comprehensive services to maltreated children. The program continues to expand the frontiers of advocacy, treatment, and research in the field.

The medical program, which began in 2000, has a reputation as a leader in the medical care of abused and neglected children within the hospital and throughout the state. The program includes a full-time board certified faculty member, established medical team, and a thriving fellowship program. Every year, hundreds of patients are referred to the medical team at the Child Abuse Program due to concerns for physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. The medical services provided include inpatient consultations, investigative consultations, clinic visits, and acute sexual assault evaluations. The program’s team of Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examiners perform examinations of children under 17 with an acute sexual assault complaint; this team is available around the clock for urgent and emergent cases.

The Child Abuse Program has a fellowship program which has been in operation since 2003. The program has seven graduates who are building distinguished careers in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics across the country. Our affiliated academic institution, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), administers the fellowship program. The successful candidate will have an academic appointment in the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics at EVMS at a level commensurate with experience.

Twenty minutes from the beach, CHKD is centrally located on the East Coast and serves the Hampton Roads region in Southeastern Virginia. Norfolk and its surrounding communities comprise a thriving metropolitan area which is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and raise a family.

This position offers tremendous opportunities for professional growth with a competitive compensation package. We invite you to learn more about CHKD’s Child Abuse Program and submit your CV today for this immediate opening. Please contact our Executive Director, Erinn Portnoy LCSW, to apply for this exciting opportunity. Ms. Portnoy can be reached at (757) 668-6164, or she can be emailed at [email protected].

Erinn Portnoy LCSW
Executive Director
CHKD Child Abuse Program
[email protected]
(757) 668-6164

Michelle Clayton MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Director
CHKD Child Abuse Program
[email protected]
(757) 668-6131

Posted 01.11.2019

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Portland, OR

Randall Children’s Hospital and the Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services Northwest (CARES NW) in Portland, Oregon, is pleased to announce we are recruiting for a full time child abuse pediatrician (CAP). The specialist will join three other board certified CAP’s in a well-developed inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary consultation program for suspected child abuse and neglect.

This full time position offers excellent opportunities for inpatient and outpatient clinical child abuse practice, teaching, prevention work, and community involvement in multidisciplinary teams.  The ideal candidate should possess experience and outstanding clinical skill in child abuse assessment within a multidisciplinary setting and/or recent Child Abuse fellowship. Certification in Pediatrics and Board Eligible or Board Certified in Child Abuse preferred.

CARES NW is NCA accredited and is one of the oldest and largest outpatient child abuse assessment programs in the United States. It is a collaboration of 4 major health care systems and provides medical evaluation for over 1500 patients each year.

Randall Children’s Hospital (a 501(c) 3 organization) is a 175-bed new full-service hospital with Level 1 trauma designation, a full time pediatric Emergency Department, large inpatient acute care units, and a PICU and level 4 NICU. The hospital has over 200 pediatric sub-specialty professionals in both medical and surgical areas including 24-hour Pediatric Hospitalist coverage. Randall Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital.

Portland lifestyle options have something for everyone, from the downtown “Pearl District” for those enjoying a trendy urban flair, to family-oriented communities, all within a short commuting distance to the hospital.  Portland boasts more bike paths per mile than any city in the US, and the largest city park in the nation. The rugged beaches of the Pacific Ocean and the long skiing seasons of Mt Hood are within a 90-minute drive.

Legacy is committed to delivering comprehensive and family-centered care with compassion and excellence. As we consider qualified candidates, we are committed to building a culture that values diversity and is reflective of those we care for.

For consideration, please visit our website www.legacyhealth.org and complete an online application. Please apply for position number 18-3468. You will be able to insert your CV into the application. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Vicki Owen at 503 415-5403 or via email at [email protected]. AA/EOE/veterans/disabilities.

Posted 01.09.19

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Santa Clara, CA

The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. is one of the largest medical groups in the nation with over 9,000 physicians, 22 medical centers, numerous clinics throughout Northern and Central California and a 70-year tradition of providing quality medical care. We are currently seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Specialist to join our team.


  • Providing subspecialty consultation for cases of suspected child maltreatment
  • Availability for TCS and to support outpatient, inpatient and ED providers across the region
  • Improving outcomes for our pediatric members and increasing the quality of care for patients being evaluated for suspected child maltreatment
  • Teleconsultation and ability to travel as the position grows


  • Collaboration with physician child abuse champions and their teams at each medical center and acting as a partner with medical center workflow
  • Association with certain county agencies
  • Externally referring evidentiary child sexual abuse exams
  • Expectation to provide outpatient coverage on weekdays and weekends in general Pediatrics
  • Availability for on-call consultation (phone, in-person) outside of regular clinic hours to be shared with CASP physician team


  • Physician-led organization – career growth and leadership
  • Multi-specialty collaboration and integration
  • Technology-driven innovation
  • Mission driven, patient-centered care and one of the largest progressive medical groups in the nation!


  • Shareholder track
  • Unparalleled stability – 70 years strong
  • Moving allowance
  • Comprehensive medical and dental
  • Home loan assistance up to $200,000+ (approval required)
  • Reimbursement of new CA medical license fees
  • Malpractice and tail insurance
  • Three retirement plans, including pension
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, education leave (with generous stipend)

If you are interested, please contact: Judy Padilla, Regional Recruiter, Physician Recruitment Services, at: [email protected] or 510-625-5915. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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Posted 01.03.19